Volume 3

Chapter

6

Foreign Aid

Moving into the topic that has dominated Cambodian headlines since 1991, authors Brevin Anderson and HIM Raksmey discuss the future of foreign aid and development assistance in the kingdom. Their chapter explores a future where Cambodia is able to downgrade its dependence on foreign aid and move towards a domestically determined allocation of funding towards development priorities. This has ushered in an era of increased private capital investments, stabilized international relationships, and sustainable economic development.

About the Author

Brevin Anderson and HIM Raksmey

Brevin Anderson is an International Affairs M.A. candidate at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He is also a deputy editor at the Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace's Journal of Greater Mekong Studies. He holds B.A. in Political Science and English from Seattle Pacific University.

HIM Raksmey is currently serving as a Researcher and Personal Assistant to the Executive Director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP). His field interests include: great power rivalry, political security in the Asia-Pacific Region, ASEAN integration, human security, domestic politics, and peacekeeping. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Department of International Studies, Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh.